04-046-O

ORDINANCE NO. __________

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE 1959, AS AMENDED, ZONING DISTRICT MAP NO. 19 AS CONTAINED IN THE APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 50, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECLASSIFICATION FROM R-1-B, ONE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, TO R-3, APARTMENT RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2839 AND 2843 PIEDMONT AVENUE, 2531 AND 2535 NANTICOKE STREET AND 15 RINDAHL LANE (KALL AND ROGERS).

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

Section 1. That Plate No. 19 of the zoning district map as contained in the Appendix to Chapter 50 of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

(MAP)
(Reference File No. 04063)

Section 2. That this ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days from and after its passage and publication.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This ordinance amendment provides a zoning change, from R-1-b, One Family Residential, to R-3, Apartment Residential, property located south of Piedmont Avenue and northwest of Nanticoke Street, 400-650 feet west of the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Nanticoke Street.

The purpose of this rezoning is to legitimize an existing building at 2839 Piedmont, which has three living units, and make the properties available for apartment development (no current plans).

The planning commission recommended, by a unanimous vote, denial of this zoning change following a public hearing held July 13, 2004. The commissioners based their recommendation for denial on the following finding: this is an inappropriate intrusion of high density multi family zoning in an established single family neighborhood.

Date petition was certified: June 7, 2004
Action deadline: October 5, 2004